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Arthur de Gobineau

Joseph Arthur de Gobineau was a French aristocrat who is best known today for helping to legitimise racism by use of scientific racist theory and "racial demography" and for his developing the theory of the Aryan master race. Known to his contemporaries as a novelist, diplomat and travel writer, Gobineau was an elitist, who in the immediate aftermath of the Revolutions of 1848 wrote a 1400-page book titled An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races in... Read More

Born14 July 1816
Ville-d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine
Died13 October 1882 (aged 66)
Turin, Kingdom of Italy
OccupationNovelist, diplomat, travel writer
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